Active & Discovery on the Danube with 1 Night in Budapest & 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound)

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Why dip your toes in the Danube when you can explore and adore its landmarks, legends, customs and cuisine in the most interactive ways? Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube invite dreamers and doers to activate their curiosities. To look closer, dive deeper, and forage further into the hamlets and hills of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Un...
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Welcome to Hungary
    • Choice of guided tour with a local, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour in Budapest; onboard welcome reception; scenic sailing
    • Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour
    • Choice of bike tour, or Insider’s tour of Vienna, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace
    • Choice of early risers walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian or Dutch masters works, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum
    • In Krems choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Clam castle in Grein and meet the Count
    • Guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Memorial, or guided bike tour
    • Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station or guided bike tour; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Oxbow, or guided hike along the Danube trails
    • Guided tour in Cesky Krumlov; transfer to Prague
    • Choice of urban hike, or guided city tour see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

What's this trip about?

    Why dip your toes in the Danube when you can explore and adore its landmarks, legends, customs and cuisine in the most interactive ways? Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube invite dreamers and doers to activate their curiosities. To look closer, dive deeper, and forage further into the hamlets and hills of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Uncover ancient traditions and local flavors in immersive ways. Enjoy leisurely sightseeing or on-your-own discoveries. Whether you walk through winding alleyways, hike to a castle, bike to a palace or row to your own sanctuary of scenery, our diverse offering of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions along the Danube redefines the rules of engagement. Move. Enjoy a little get-up-and-go on your cruising vacation when you: •Sink your teeth into Count Dracula’s Visegrád prison tower on a hike to new heights. •Paddle a canoe on an excursion through the picturesque Bend region. •Pedal along the picture-perfect postcard views of the Wachau Valley. And be moved. Get off the beaten path and relish the world when you: •See the ancient jousting skills of the St. George Knightly Order at Visegrád Castle. •Savor a merry morning walk, Vienna’s infamous café culture and VIP access to an art museum. •Meet the Count of Clam at Austria’s 12th-century and beautifully preserved Clam Castle. Plus, Classic sightseeing is always available in every port along the way. Start sooner and stay longer with a one-night hotel stay in Budapest, and a two-night hotel stay in Prague! Avalon Choice sightseeing is the perfect highlight of your stay. Activate your senses and discover a world of wonder in all-new, entirely “you” ways on your personal, passion-packed cruise along the Danube.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBUDAPEST, HUNGARY
End CityPRAGUE

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Czechia
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia

Attractions

  • Budapest
  • Linz
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Prague
  • Vienna

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

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Day 2: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)–DANUBE BEND

The Pearl of the Danube

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths and pedestrian areas of the city, OR:

DISCOVER...

Day 3: VISEGRÁD

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

ACTIVE Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a Hiking Tour, OR:

ACTIVE Take part in a Canoe Excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a truly unique perspective of one of the river’s most bea...

Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna to see the city’s highlights from a unique perspective, OR:

DISCOVERY Take an Insid...

Day 5: VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul

DISCOVERY Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:

CLASSIC Dive into one of the world’s most important museums with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s priv...

Day 6: KREMS

Take a Canoe or a Bike through Austria’s Wine Country

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:

ACTIVE Take a G...

Day 7: GREIN

Theater History...Alive and Well in Grein

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances. Take a mid-morning cruise to Mauthausen.

MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Mon...

Day 8: ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW

Memories and Beer in the Making

ACTIVE Bike your way to a local trappist monastery in Engelhartszell, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour to a cider cellar where an expert sommelier will reveal the secrets of Upper Austria’s beloved ciders, OR:

CLASSIC Vis...

Day 9: VILSHOFEN (DISEMBARKATION)–CESKY KRUMLOV–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

CLASSIC Visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, also known as the “Pearl of the Bohemian Forest. Continue on to the Golden City of Prague.

(Breakfast)

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Day 10: PRAGUE

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

ACTIVE Enjoy the natural wonders of Prokopské Valley Nature Reserve on this active, half-day Guided Hiking adventure on the outskirts of Prague, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Cast...

Day 11: PRAGUE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(Breakfast)

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Last Updated: 4/17/2024
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InterContinental BudapestFew would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.BudapestHungaryApaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14HiltonUnwind at Hilton Budapest hotel, which boasts the beautiful Baroque façade of a 16th century Jesuit College and a 13th century Dominican Churchyard. Take in captivating views across historic Budapest - the Hungarian Parliament and River Danube - re-energize in the 24-hour fitness center, or keep fit on the jogging track. Luxuriate with a massage or unwind in the sauna. Marvel at ancient relics, situated in the hotel's restored Dominican cloister. Lounge in the lobby bar and admire breathtaking views, or savor authentic Hungarian and Mediterranean flavors in ICON Restaurant.BudapestHungaryHess Andras Ter 1-3Budapest MarriottThis modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.BudapestHungaryApaczai Csere Janos U.4Cosmopolitan Hotel PragueA stunning 106-room boutique hotel set in an historic townhouse that dates back to 1889, perfectly located on a quiet street in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Modern Czech cuisine is served in a trendy bistro style setting with an open plan kitchen. For relaxation and connectivity, there is a 24-hour fitness studio, sauna, and free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street of the Prague Old Town, only a few steps from all important shopping and sightseeing attractions.Prague 1Czech RepublicZlatnicka 3/1126Art Deco Imperial HotelAn historic 126-room ornate property oozing old world glamour with architecture dating back to 1913. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. This hotel is home to the famous Cafe Imperial which specializes in traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist and there is also a fashionable bar for drinks and snacks. The Spa offers a sauna, steam room as well as a fitness center.PragueCzech RepublicNa Porici 15, 110 00 Hilton Prague Old TownA contemporary 303 room hotel offering classic art deco inspired luxury. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby, access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and the stylish restaurant offers an innovative mix of European cuisine with Asian flavors. Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served throughout the day in the lounge bar.Prague 1Czech RepublicV Celnici 7Prague Marriott Located in the heart of Prague, just a short stroll away from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, this sophisticated 239-room hotel combines a great location with top notch service. A smart grill restaurant serves both Czech and international cuisine, the relaxed hipster-styled Bourbon bar offers a great range of wines, cocktails and BBQ dishes. There is also an on-site Italian style café, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property. PragueCzech RepublicV Celnici 8,
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